On Receiving

Getting a present for one’s birthday is precarious business. A control freak’s nightmare!

Will they remember to send a present? Will it be a two word text message a week after the event? Will they remember my birthday? Will they even remember me?

Perhaps that is why the Master taught: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

He was wrong. 😇

The photo is the reflection of the dawn of another gloriously gratuitous day in the windows of a local beach shack.

Very special. Like the pair of socks I may or may not get. 😁


About the author Rien

dutch by birth 🇳🇱 | australian by choice 🇦🇺 | type 1 diabetic 💉 | married ❤️⚭ | grandfather 👴🏻 | fujifilm photographer 📷 | boat builder and sailor ⛵️ | seeker no more 🚫📖

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One Comment

  1. I suspect you already know what I am going to say here. I spent most of my working life on the shop floor, the lowest point in the organisation. I was so covered in grime for the best part of it, that most of my colleagues didn’t know I was, let alone who I was. Enter an organisation known as Down Engineering, a family company, at which, the whole family was employed. For the first time in my working life, a lady called Jo-Anne Down went to the extent of phoning me and wishing me a happy birthday, I was naturally taken aback as I wasn’t used to that sort of treatment, by the same token, it also confirmed a long held view, that a day on the calendar like any other, shouldn’t necessitate special treatment as such.

    The one thing we can all do for another human being is – out of the blue – say: you’re an important part of my life, and I love you.



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